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Pharaohs Unveiled: Story Behind the Film

Pharaohs Unveiled: Story Behind the Film

From early in my teens and through most of my life, I set out to find the truth through books and visits to Egypt. Pharaohs Unveiled is the culmination of a quest to find the truth about ancient African history. Early awakenings From early in my teens and through most...
Catch A Fire: Story Behind the Film

Catch A Fire: Story Behind the Film

I travelled to Jamaica with historian Cecil Gutzemore. Whilst in St Thomas at the grave site of Bogle, I met an elder woman who walked with a limp. Meeting her was one of those ‘chance’ moments that transform your life… Pictured: The late Philip Bogle –...
Breaking Point: Story Behind the Film

Breaking Point: Story Behind the Film

I was happy as a lark. I’d reached the mainstream – life was good! I didn’t realise the stir I was causing in this exclusive white world… I had a screening at the Filmmaker’s Co-op back in ’77 of Step Forward Youth which was attended...
Step Forward Youth: Story Behind the Film

Step Forward Youth: Story Behind the Film

We lived in the shadows of Enoch Powell’s speech predicting black immigration would lead to conflict and ‘blood on our streets’ Step Forward Youth was my very first film back in 1977. I was in my early twenties just out of film school with my partner in...
Interview with Kweli TV – The Story of Lover’s Rock

Interview with Kweli TV – The Story of Lover’s Rock

Yesterday I had the pleasure of discussing my documentary The Story of Lover’s Rock with Kweli TV via Facebook Live. You can watch the full interview here: https://bit.ly/2MMpXFD. Want to support black-owned businesses and independent cinema? Kweli TV is a...